Chicken phrases, idioms, references and words

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Chicken Staff, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm new to BYC and this has probably already been posted sometime in the past. I, my friends and family have come up with as list of chicken related phrases, idioms, words and references that you might find amusing. Please feel free to add to the list. Have fun!

    Don’t count your chickens until they hatched.
    Rule the roost
    Henpecked
    Pecking order
    I don’t want to ruffle your feathers
    Chicken legs
    Tastes like chicken
    Good egg
    Have egg on one’s face
    Lay an egg
    Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
    Walking on eggshells
    Nest egg
    The sky is falling
    As scarce as hens’ teeth
    Fly the coop
    Stick in your craw
    Something to crow about
    Coming home to roost
    Feather the nest
    Mother hen
    Raise your hackles
    Have to break eggs to make an omelet
    Chicken scratch
    Spring chicken
    Getting up with the chickens
    Cock o the Walk
    Birds of a feather flock together
    Running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off
    Dumb cluck
    Playing chicken
    Chicken or the egg?
    Hot chicks
    Bantam Weight
    Peckerhead
    Feathers were flying
    Chicken poop
    Cocktail
    Empty nest
    Funky chicken
    Chicken fat
    Chicken feed
    Bad egg
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Stop Clucking Around
    We're BAWK
    Hen can we meet you?
    What the Cluck?!

    We've come up with more.. But my fiance and my BFF and I all have a lot of fun coming up with these [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone remember the Funky Chicken?

     
  4. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    Good ones, Aoxa!

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  5. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    ...or how about the Lawrence Welk version of the chicken dance?
     
  6. Chicken Staff

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    Ok, I'm on a roll now, how about "Go you Chicken Fat Go".
     
  7. MaureenC

    MaureenC Out Of The Brooder

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    One day chicken, next day feathers

    Love all the old sayings - fun post!
     
  8. Chicken Staff

    Chicken Staff Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never heard that one. Good one!

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  9. Ladyanne57

    Ladyanne57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thomas Tusser wrote about farming and animal husbandry in Five Hundred Points of Husbandry in the 1500's (and ALL in rhyme!).

    He had this to say:


    Now out of the matter this lesson I had
    Concerning Cockcrowing what profit is had
    Experience teacheth as true as a clock
    how Winter nightes passeth by marking the Cocke.
    At midnight one Cocke croweth timely, but fix
    with pause to his neighbor to answer betwixt.
    At three a clocke thicker, and then as ye knowe,
    like all in to mattens nere day do they crowe.
    At midnight, at three, and an houre ere day
    cockes crow in their language, and thus they do say:

    If noise ye do here, look al things be clere.

    Takes some translating of course but I think the basic theme is pay attention to your roosters; if their crowing is regular, they're doing their job as protectors. If something changes, then something may be amiss and you'd better check your flock. Poultry keepers who have roosters, do I have that right?

    Our first chicks come tomorrow! So excited!
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015

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